As you may recall, while Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were at The Sydney Opera House last month, they got into a conflict with a fellow opera singer who notably argued with the actress over their choice to give the performance a standing ovation. That said, Keith stood up peacefully for Nicole at the time, but it turns out it took all this strength not to react more violently when the other guy hit the star with his program folder.
While guest on today’s episode of the Kyle and Jackie O Show, Keith shared that “We didn’t know you weren’t allowed to be in the opera. We sit down, we are with Nic’s mother and we clap. It was a great performance, it was so good, and I look around, and we cheer and cheer, everyone cheering and I look around, and I see a few people standing, and a few more, and I went, ‘Oh, damn , I get up. “
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“And I got up, and this guy behind me was a smack, not me, Nicole. Just like hitting her with a show, ”Keith recalled.
An argument ensued and security was called to escort the man out of the building, but before that, Urban was willing to act himself in defense of his wife!
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Keith admitted that “It was a bit of a pickle that I was in because you’re a husband, you want to defend your wife, but I’m like, who cares? It required a lot of restraint. I think I was looking at him. I just said, “It’s a standing ovation,” as if I didn’t know I shouldn’t. “